Harley Benton PB-20 BK Standard Series


Harley Benton builds affordable guitars and basses that are worth the money in any way. Often it is supposed to be really cheap - what good is having the best value for money if one still can not afford or want to affort the beloved original!

The HBP 120 is an affordable bass for beginners without quirks in the classic P style. The split P pickup delivers powerful warm rock sounds, straightforward and friendly.

  • Body: poplar
  • Bolt on neck: maple
  • Neck profile: modern C-Profile
  • Fretboard: roseacer
  • Dot inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Dual action truss rod
  • 1 PB style pickups
  • 1 volume knobs and 1 tone knob
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Classic PB style machine heads
  • String gauge: 045/105
  • Colour: high gloss black
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  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Rhythm & Blues

Further information

Colour Black
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 20
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System P
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Amazing for the price

Mr K, 07.05.2018
I bought this bass as my first ever three months ago. Wasn't expecting much. Bass arrived, I opened the package and there she was. The neck wasn't set up the slightest (action was extremely low, can't really expect good action from a cheap newly-bought bass) and there were clear and obvious traces of glue from when it was put together.
After a week the pickup (or jack) stopped working and I had to ask for a replacement.
The replacement is serving me well. I had the neck fixed a bit and overall it's a solid axe for a collection or for a beginner. It can also handle down-tuning extremely well (I normally have it at drop D) so it's fully metal-worthy. Might not have the look but definitely has the sound.
One thing I don't like however (this might be my amp) is that the tone seems to be more of a volume-knob rather than a tone-knob.

Pros: nice robust sound,
can handle different tunings without any need for adjustments by string or nut.
Cons: little to no proper neck setup (action),
Pick-up might stop functioning (just ask for a replacement),
traces from when it was built.
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I wanted a precision bass to try

matt-drummer, 24.03.2018
I have read forums and reviews of Harley Benton guitars and I was getting more and more curios to see if what I was reading was true.

I wanted a precision bass and so I thought I would give this one a go. I was half prepared to be disappointed when it arrived but I was also quite sure the forums were right, and they were.

The first thing I noticed was how well the guitar was packed, the guitar box is in a huge outer box filled with air pillows, it's hard to see how any damage could occur. The guitar is encased in bubble wrap and there is even protective paper wrapping over the strings.

The guitar looks lovely, well made and a lot of care appears to have been taken in making sure that you get a guitar in perfect condition.

The finish is pretty flawless, I think I can find the tiniest of defects if I look really hard but I can on guitars that cost more than five times as much.

The guitar sounds great although I must admit that I changed the strings almost immediately, I plan no other modifications, the guitar plays great, it's comfortable, it looks the part and most important, I love it, I would have been happy to have paid much more for this, I cannot recommend these guitars highly enough!
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